Wollongong Council provides 80,000 bin collections every week and offers a ‘cleanup’ service for households, yet we still have ugly dumping happening in the Northern Illawarra.
This mess was spotted on Morrison Avenue at Austinmer, and looks to have been strategically placed underneath the no-dumping sign!
Dumping is a problem wherever there are isolated roads, prompting Council to build mounds to stop the dumpers gaining access (the fact they were filled with asbestos-contaimated soil and had to be removed is another matter altogether!)
Our nearest Wollongong City Council Waste Disposal Depot is now in Kembla Grange.
Meanwhile, work is set to start on the rehabilitation of the old Helensburgh tip, with nothing officially denied upon for the use of the land.
According to a spokesperson for Wollongong Council, some work has been carried out.
“Council has moved soil from the Bald Hill site to the former Depot, ” he says. “The soil, classified as virgin excavated material or VENM will be used as part of the rehabilitation work at the site.”
As for the dumping, it’s illegal and anyone found guilty faces a fine of up to $1 million.
All local residents are urged to report any suspicious vehicles or anyone suspected of dumping their rubbish in our bushland.